Spending the Spring/Summer/Fall around Yellowstone

Computrguy

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I am retired and travel the country in a motorhome. I've always been an enthusiast of scanner listening. I have a SDS100 and BCD436.
I will be spending May-Sept in and around Yellowstone. More likely NW WY, SE ID, SW MT maybe all the way up to Glacier NP.
Started my research in the RR database and also the wiki@ Yellowstone National Park - The RadioReference Wiki
Am trying to figure out why all the frequencies in the wiki are not in the database. Any thoughts on that? Or am I missing something?
Second issue is I am not familiar with programming the frequencies in Sentinel. Any point me to a good thread on how to program repeater frequencies into Sentinel?
Was also wondering if others may have favorite lists that are already programmed for this area they might share?
TIA
 

ecps92

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The RRDB is actual user submissions, confirmed by Over-The-Air monitoring.

the RR Wiki is comprised of Articles written for users/by users as well as information
that may not really fit into the RRDB aka Radio Codes, Patrol Districts and UNCONFIRMED info

Some of the USFS/NPS info in the Wiki came from "Official" documents found thru Open Source [google etc]
searching, but may have never been confirmed in real-time monitoring. Also some of the Tacticals are part
of a National Cache of channels available from NIFC in Boise that can be assigned anywhere and would be
in the RRDB under the Nationwide listings.

Hope this helps and Drive/Enjoy Safely
I am retired and travel the country in a motorhome. I've always been an enthusiast of scanner listening. I have a SDS100 and BCD436.
I will be spending May-Sept in and around Yellowstone. More likely NW WY, SE ID, SW MT maybe all the way up to Glacier NP.
Started my research in the RR database and also the wiki@ Yellowstone National Park - The RadioReference Wiki
Am trying to figure out why all the frequencies in the wiki are not in the database. Any thoughts on that? Or am I missing something?
Second issue is I am not familiar with programming the frequencies in Sentinel. Any point me to a good thread on how to program repeater frequencies into Sentinel?
Was also wondering if others may have favorite lists that are already programmed for this area they might share?
TIA
 

Computrguy

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I was fortunate enough to spend the last couple weeks just outside GTNP in the Bridger Teton NF. Had a beautiful view of the Tetons.
Not a whole lot to report scanning with my 436. Most of the traffic I heard was on 171.675 Wyoming Federal/NPS-GTNP/Park Operations 1
I did hear sporadic transmissions on Wyoming Federal/NPS-GTNP/Park Operations2 which is P25. Was surprised at this as everything on ops 1 was scratchy. P25 was so nice and crystal clear it stood out.
There was some traffic from the Teton county sheriff but was analog and so far way I could not understand it. My guess it was south of Jackson and I was in Moran.
Most park traffic was for animal jams, parking violations, erratic drivers and broken down RVs. There was on roll over where the park rangers called in a helicopter to transport. I never heard anything on the medivac/helicopter frequencies.
The ops channel 1 waswhere the activity was and gave me something to pass the time when I was back at the RV staying away from the crowds. And there are CROWDS here.Moving on to explore Yellowstone over the next few weeks. Where I am staying (20 miles outside of West Yellowstone in the Targhee NF) I don't expect to hear much Yellowstone traffic but time will only tell.
 

shglad

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I have been monitoring YNP for years. Here is all you need. A=analog D=digital but 99% of comms are analog.

167.950000 AIR TO GROUND
168.625000 AIR TO GROUND
165.587500 BECHLER A
165.587500 BECHLER D
155.475000 BLUE
168.700000 COMMAND 1
168.100000 COMMAND 2
168.075000 COMMAND 3
166.612500 COMMAND 4
167.100000 COMMAND 5
168.475000 COMMAND 6
166.375000 Cooke City
155.280000 EMS
172.500000 FIRE CACHE A
172.500000 FIRE CACHE D
153.900000 GOLD
166.875000 HOLMES A
166.875000 HOLMES D
166.375000 LAMAR A
166.375000 LAMAR D
166.325000 NORTH A
166.325000 NORTH D
155.220000 SAR
167.150000 SCENE 1 A
167.150000 SCENE 1 D
167.150000 SCENE 2 A
167.150000 SCENE 2 D
167.150000 SCENE 3 A
167.150000 SCENE 3 D
165.587500 SOUTH A
165.587500 SOUTH D
168.050000 TAC 1
168.200000 TAC 2
168.600000 TAC 3
165.587500 TOP NOTCH A
165.587500 TOP NOTCH D
166.875000 WEST A
166.875000 WEST D
411.775000 South Uplink (if you are in north part of park this will help with south and top notch reception)
464.500000 Wolf watchers

Grand Teton
171.675000 GTNP
168.350000 GTNP
168.612500 GTNP
172.425000 GTNP
163.125000 GTNP car to Car
172.587500 GTNP
 

shglad

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I left out 168.612500 COMMON used frequently by elk patrol in Mammoth.
 
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